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The Gift of Resilience

When looking at your body composition goals there are often 2 competing thoughts: 

A quick fix and dramatic results are what you crave. 

There is nothing more you want than to get to your goals as fast as you can, but it often feels exhausting and overwhelming.

Vs.

I need to learn habits that I can maintain long term.

Taking the time to get the desired results will help maintain these results, but it feels “not so sexy”.

Let’s examine what can happen with each approach.

Many of us have done restrictive challenges, fad diets and had amazing results, only to feel depleted and exhausted. Maintaining these behaviors is tough due to the rules and restrictions. The upside is the aesthetic results. Many people comment on how amazing you look. Inside, you may not feel the same. Fatigue and feeling deprived have been mentioned by some people who have adopted the quick fixes and are now searching for something sustainable. Without that sustainable approach, many people return to old ways.

Often time quick fixes and restrictive diets leave a person isolated. They don’t often promote the balance between real life and the diet. An example here is an event like a birthday or work party. On a restrictive diet, there is a temptation to not participate, not enjoy the event due to the foods or beverages involved. Instead, there is much to be learned about taking a planned break from a diet, having some “controlled fun” if you will and then challenging yourself to get back into a healthy routine after the event is done.

What is missing with these quick fixes is the time to learn habits that build your foundation. By taking your time to really learn different healthy behaviors, practicing them in real-life situations, building them into your routine, creates behaviors that are second nature and effortless. Another thing that is missing is the building of a healthier more resilient mindset that you have been able to overcome a setback and get back on track with healthy behaviors. Taking the time to learn healthy habits, a few at a time, and challenging yourself to commit to getting back on track after a time where you have gone off track builds resilience and mental toughness. 

Another thing that can happen that feels more far off by taking your time is that you are taking small steps each day to invest in your long term health. Each day, by working on habits, you are making internal gains on working on avoiding the burden of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. 

The challenge here is allowing yourself to appreciate what can be gained by taking the time to learn the process, trusting that by investing the time and effort in learning healthy habits that this will yield a healthier and happier, more resilient you for a lifetime. 

If you are looking for a healthier and more sustainable approach to achieving your goals, we recommend booking a free intro with our nutrition coaching staff!

Click here to book your free intro today: FREE INTRO

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4 Recipes That You Are Guaranteed To Love!

(Pick at least one to prep this week!)

You don’t have to only eat chicken, broccoli and brown rice to see amazing results. 

Our top 4 recipes are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

#1 Egg Muffins

Change up the flavor by adding your favorites meats and veggies, or try our variation with sweet potato.

#2 Amish oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is a great option for the whole family. Top with you favorite fruit and nuts. To add extra protein, add in Bubb’s Collagen when cooking. This increases the protein to 24 grams of protein per 200 grams. 

#3 Meatloaf Muffins

At my house, we are huge fans of muffin tins. These delicious meatloaves are great reheated. Pair with roasted veggies and mashed cauliflower for a balanced meal!

#4 Pulled Chicken

This is one of the most versatile recipes we have. You can put it over a sweet potato or make a Mexican bowl. 

If you liked these, check out our recipe book. Fun fact: you can find all the nutrition facts for HSN recipes in MyFitnessPal, by typing Healthy Steps Nutrition Official then the food name. 

What is your favorite recipe? Let us know! 🙂

You can find more delicious recipes >> https://www.crossfitunstoppable.com/recipes

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!

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Transformation Tuesday!

 “I gained a bunch of weight in sobriety, just quit smoking, and now I needed to work on a healthy lifestyle. I had no idea the wonderful people I would meet and just how helpful they would be for me.

I’m on track with nutrition and it feels normal to eat healthy. That would have never happened without CFU and the nutrition program. I love the workouts the most though…I started gaining muscle and losing fat almost immediately after starting.


CFU really exceeded my expectations and you shouldn’t wait for the “right time”. Join TODAY! You won’t regret it!”

Today we would like to celebrate with Jennifer as she has accomplished amazing things in the past 3 months! Jennifer came in right before Christmas for a consult really unsure of what she needed to do so we worked out a plan for her.

She started with the Unstoppable Fitness Boot Camp program four days a week in late December (I wouldn’t let her wait until the new year 😉 ) She has found that she is strong and capable and wanted to add to her success so she joined our Nutrition program as well in mid-January. She will admit that she didn’t know how to eat healthy and she needed someone to help her with nutrition.

We got her on the right track and with this combo, she is headed towards great things! We (Aaron, Heather, Nikki and myself) as well as everyone else at CFU couldn’t be prouder of you, Jennifer! Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

If you would like to see similar results, set up a FREE INTRO! We want to help as many people as possible! P.S. You don’t have to be a member of CrossFit Unstoppable OR live in the Jefferson City area…we have remote and online training as well – how cool is that?!?

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!

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Better Than Yesterday!

I was recently listening to a podcast and the whole theme was “What is your purpose?” What are you doing to make this world a better place to live in? Are you adding value to people’s lives? Are you making others happy? Do you live life intentionally and for a purpose ON purpose?

Lots of deep thoughts here, but think about it…if you are just going through the motions of life without any set purpose, then what is the point?? Think about your dreams and what you’ve always wanted to become or where you want to go; you’re never too old to follow your dreams! Don’t get stuck in the mundane and just sludge through life…Find a purpose and go forward with that mission.

Ten years ago I did just that…I decided to get my Level 1 CrossFit Certification…mainly so I could use the word “CrossFit” for my PE classes. Who knew that a couple months later I would start a small boot camp and eventually CrossFit Unstoppable! I set off on a mission to help others feel the way I was feeling and that is still my mission today!

Below is our Mission, Values and Vision…I would LOVE for you to play a part in these in some way so I can HELP you!!

CrossFit Philosophy/Mission Statement       

Better Than Yesterday…At CrossFit Unstoppable, we believe that when you walk through the doors, your day will be made better through the community, the workout, your effort and hard work; and when you leave, you will leave better than yesterday!  

Our Values

*We value the fact that we have faith in our members no matter their level of fitness and   will  encourage the members to stay after it when things get difficult.

*We value the whole athlete in regards to body, mind and spirit and will help each member reach goals never deemed possible.

*We value kindness displayed towards our members and will greet every member in the classes with a genuine attitude.

*We value fairness and equality and will, regardless of ability, train each member with exceptional practices during our classes.

*We value an optimistic spirit and will motivate and encourage the members in our classes and online when necessary.

CrossFit Unstoppable Vision

The vision for CFU is to help people in the Jefferson City community to improve their health and well-being in relationship to fitness and nutrition and to create relationships built on trust, kindness, and optimism in a like-minded community.

We are not just a typical gym, we are family and we care about your success! We offer personal training, group classes, teens classes, boot camp classes, nutrition coaching, online training, specialty programs and volleyball training.

If you would like to experience what CrossFit Unstoppable is about, book a Free Intro so we can help YOU! Book Here!

Have a great Friday!

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed! 🙂

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Arrrggghhh!

Around 230# 2007ish
This morning @195#….not happy!

I knew this was coming…I was getting “too comfortable” and not doing what I was supposed to be doing 🙁 So I took the #$%&@ pics this morning THEN did an InBody this morning – What the What??

Just being very honest an vulnerable here because I don’t want to go back to that first pic(pre-CrossFit days obviously)…In almost a year I’ve gained 19#, however my muscle weight has gone up 5# so I’m not “that” upset with that. I am though upset how I’ve been letting one bite here and one bite there get me and I make excuses for it.

I’m doing the exact opposite of what I’m telling my clients!! I need to start walking the walk more and today is Day One instead of “One day I will start…”

I’m looking forward to starting to train with my Couch To 5K + Core group next week (there’s still spots available if you would like to sign up!) Here’s the link: Couch To 5K + Core I think this is just the kick start I need to one get back into running and two, shed this extra weight I’ve put on in the past several months.

So anyway, that’s my story and I’m stickin to it…I don’t want to go backwards so I better get my butt in gear – literally!

Here’s to great results, one day at a time! 🙂 I’m off to clean that dirty bathroom mirror 😉

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!